Blood Tribe gives Alberta Premier Rachel Notley a Blackfoot name and headdress

first_imgTamara PimentelAPTN NewsThe decision has since received some criticism within the Indigenous community.“I do believe that she deserves some sort of merit, but to be given a traditional headdress, to be given that ceremonial platform, I don’t agree with” said Blackfoot activist, Garret Smith.“We have children in the community that need traditional names, that need re-connection, that need acceptance back into the culture.”Smith was one of many that took his frustration to social media. However, he said, despite his difference in opinion, he respects the family and elders involved and understands “the need for reconciliation.”“A lot of our people don’t have the connection and for us to pull our cultural resources, to give it away, it seems like we need to refocus exactly where our priorities lay and how to re-build our own cultures instead of giving it away”, Smith said.Former regional Chief, Jason Goodstriker, who’s father decided to give Notley the headdress and name says she earned it.“There’s been quite a few millions of dollars that have been transacted over her term and it runs the infrastructure for our communities,” Goodstriker said, adding the pushback on social media has shown a lack of compassion.“We failed at a test being put to our people in terms of understanding and compassion. Whenever something like this happens to an Indian woman, we would all rise to her defense and be there to be by her side.” He said, “What’s the whole deal with the Indian and white thing? As Indians we all get pressured and rise to each other’s defense when it comes to racism now this is being reversed”tpimentel@aptn.ca@tamara_aptnlast_img read more

Gold prices dip for another week

first_imgNew Delhi: The slide in gold prices continued for yet another week, with the yellow metal losing Rs 600 to close at Rs 33,170 per ten grams at the bullion market, tracking a weak trend overseas amid tepid demand from local jewellers. Silver followed suit and ended lower due to reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Market remained closed on Monday on account of Mahashivratri. Traders said sentiment remained downbeat on a weak trend overseas and strengthening of rupee against the dollar, making imports of gold cheaper. Meanwhile, the rupee ended the week at 70.14 against the US dollar at the interbank forex market. Globally, gold ended the week higher at USD 1,298.70 an ounce and silver at USD 15.31 an ounce in New York. Besides, diversion of funds to the rising equity market and fading demand from local jewellers and retailers at the end of the wedding season too fuelled the downtrend. In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent purity commenced the week on a weak note at Rs 33,450 and slipped further to hit a low of 33,070 per 10 grams, largely in sync with weak global cues and tepid demand from local jewellers. Thereafter, it staged a partial recovery after gold rebounded from multi-week lows in the global market on safe haven demand as investors fretted over increased signs of a global slowdown. It finally ended the week at Rs 33,170, showing a hefty fall of Rs 600. Gold of 99.5 per cent purity too fell by the same amount to end the week at Rs 33,000 per 10 grams. Sovereign, however, moved in a narrow range in limited deals and settled Rs 100 lower at Rs 26,400 per piece of eight grams. Tracking the movement in gold, silver too opened with sustained weakness at Rs 39,500 per kg and dropped further to a low of Rs 38,980 before settling at Rs 39,900, showing a marginal fall of Rs 50. However, silver weekly-based delivery finished higher by Rs 428 to Rs 38,728 per kg after touching a low of Rs 38,202 during the week. Silver coins too plunged by Rs 1,000 to Rs 80,000 for buying and Rs 81,000 for selling of 100 pieces in limited deals.last_img read more

Big Hank making sizeable impact on Ohio State line

With his 6-foot-3-inch, 335-pound body frame, it’s easy to see why Ohio State defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins goes by the nickname “Big Hank.” Hankins, a native of Detroit, is six games into his freshman campaign and has already made his presence felt, recording 10 tackles and a sack. As Hankins continues to give OSU productive minutes, his role in the defensive line rotation will only increase. “You’re going to start hearing his named called a little bit more because he’s going to get a few more reps as the year goes on,” said ESPN analyst and former OSU linebacker Chris Spielman on 97.1 WBNS’s “Sunday Sports Brunch,” following the Indiana game. Hankins presents a tough matchup for opposing offensive linemen, not only because of his size, but also because of his deceptive speed. Hankins can run, OSU defensive coordinator Jim Heacock said. Perhaps just as important as his physical skills is Hankins’ understanding of the importance of taking advantage of every opportunity he has on the field. “You can’t take off because if you take off one play, anything can happen,” Hankins said. Playing with intensity every play will be crucial for not only Hankins, as well as the rest of the football team, as the Buckeyes are ranked No. 1 in every major college football poll. Hankins understands OSU will play with a target on its back the rest of the season. “It’s going to be tough,” he said. “Teams are going to be coming out fighting, ready to knock us off, but we have to hold our ground.” read more

Womens soccer looking to ride momentum into huge game at Penn State

Junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber (5) fights off a defender during a match against Purdue Sept. 29 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 1-0.Credit: Michele Theodore / Copy chiefAs the Ohio State women’s soccer team (8-3-3, 2-2-2) heads to State College, Pa., to play No. 17 Penn State, it has to prepare to face its second ranked opponent in its last three scheduled matches.Coach Lori Walker said she understands the importance of this match for the Buckeyes.“(Playing) at Penn State is always a great challenge,” Walker said. “It’s going to be a battle, and you know, we’ve just got to take it minute by minute. I (have) got to make sure my A-team gets on that bus.”The Buckeyes won their last match Saturday, ending a three-game scoreless streak in the process, by finding the back of the net three times in a win against Michigan State.“It was a huge weight off our shoulders,” said junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber. “We (had) been working all week on (finishing), a lot of repetition and stuff, so it finally gave us some confidence.”OSU started the year at No. 23, peaking at No. 21, but fell out of the polls after losing to Boston College 1-0 Sept. 5, despite beating Northeastern 4-1 Sept. 8. The Buckeyes currently sit eighth in the Big Ten and if the team wants to move up the standings, it has to start with improved finishing offensively, sophomore forward Michela Paradiso said.“We just gotta continue to work harder in practice and keep finishing, cause that can give us confidence that we can keep putting goals up on the board,” Paradiso said after Saturday’s game.At 10-3-1 overall and 4-2-0 in Big Ten matches, the Nittany Lions are currently third in conference play, sitting behind No. 22 Nebraska and No. 12 Michigan. The Nittany Lions are coming off a 1-0 home loss to the Wolverines Sunday, their first loss at home since the beginning of the 2012 season to Stanford.Offensively, senior forward Maya Hayes leads Penn State with 13 goals on the season, a mark that makes her second-best in the Big Ten.The Buckeyes lost their matchup last season with the Nittany Lions, a 3-0 decision at home, but Gruber said the Buckeyes will be ready this time around.“That’s going to be a huge, huge game. It’s going to be really tough, but we are just going to have a good, hard, week of practice, and we’ll be prepared,” Gruber said.The game is set for 3 p.m. Thursday. read more

Fellaini ready for interesting game against England

first_imgBelgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini is looking forward to an “interesting” match against England with the victor set to finish top of Group GThe two nations are currently tied in first place in Group G with England having been placed above Belgium due to a better disciplinary record at the World Cup.The clash at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Thursday will decide who will be facing the winner and the runner-up of Group H – which consists of Japan, Senegal and Colombia.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Every game is important. We have to show our quality, we have to show other teams how hard it is to beat Belgium,” said Fellaini, according to Sky Sports.“Everybody is ready and it will be a good game, a good test for us. England are a good team, they have good players. I know a lot of the players and it will be interesting for us too.”Romelu Lukaku remains a doubt after missing training today for the Red Devils.last_img read more

Antonio Conte posts a classy farewell message to Chelsea

first_imgOusted Chelsea manager Antonio Conte showed that there were no hard feelings in a classy farewell statement, where he spoke highly of his time at the club and wished them well for the futureThe 48-year-old Italian was finally removed from his post last Friday with former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri appointed his successor just 24 hours later, despite the fact that Conte had won the FA Cup for Chelsea just 55 days ago.“I would like to thank all of my friends at Chelsea Football Club for their hard work and support over the past two seasons which enabled us to win the Premier League and FA Cup together,” Conte said in the LMA statement.In his first season as head coach, Conte won the Premier League in dominant fashion and was rewarded with a new deal.But his second season at Stamford Bridge proved to be far less successful with Chelsea finishing a lowly fifth-place in the league standings and 30 points behind winners Manchester City with Conte having reportedly fallen out with the club board members earlier in the year over the transfer policy.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…However, that all seems to be in the past now for Conte with the Italian passing on his best wishes for everyone at Stamford Bridge.“It was fantastic for me to be able to share my emotions, passion and enthusiasm throughout two unforgettable seasons with these amazing Chelsea supporters, who will always stay in my heart,” he said.“I hope Chelsea will continue to be successful and I wish everyone well for next season.“I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.”Conte has not released any updates over his future plans right now.last_img read more

Guardiola praises David Silva

first_imgThe Citizens will host Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, and Pep has spoken of “El Mago’s” skillsOne day before the Manchester City-Shakhtar Donetsk match in the UEFA Champions League, Pep Guardiola has taken his time to praise David Silva.The Spanish midfielder was key to the 2-1 win over German Bundesliga club Hoffenheim, scoring the winning goal.And he has scored twice in the last three UCL matches.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“[David Silva] was always a problem to play against,” Pep told the press as reported by the club’s own website.“He is one of the most incredible players playing in the pocket, which the space in between players. He moves in those spaces.”“Few players can do it, and he is a master at that. He is enjoying it a lot. The fact he has played for so long in Premier League says everything,” he added.“I love being alongside him every day.”last_img read more

Foreign Cops To Join Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 22, 2017 – Providenciales – The Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force will shortly be hiring several “experienced specialist police officers” from outside the Turks and Caicos Islands to help control crime and strengthen the force.Commissioner of Police James Smith said the force has advertised across the Caribbean and beyond, and has received expressions of interest from more than 2000 applicants.“We’re beginning to shortlist these applicants to get the very best into the force,” Smith said.Explaining the decision to hire police officers from the outside, Smith said: “Not only does that mean that we can get boots on the ground quickly with experienced individuals, it also means that we don’t have the financial burden and problem of finding somewhere to house them and somewhere and train them.”According to the advertisement, the basic salary for these officers will be US$25,625 per year (US$2,135 per month), with allowances of US$12,840 per year (US$1,070 per month). This works out to a total salary of about US$3,205 per month. They must be “committed to serving the community and upholding the law, be honest and possess a high degree of integrity”, he said.#magneticmedianews#foreigncopscomingtotci Related Items:#foreigncopscomingtotci, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Navy Draws up Plans to House Tens of Thousands of Immigrants

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Navy is developing plans to construct detention facilities for tens of thousands of immigrants on a combination of active installations, outlying landing fields and one closed base, according to a draft memo obtained by Time magazine. The document outlines plans to build “temporary and austere” tent cities to house 25,000 migrants at two outlying landing fields near Mobile, Ala. The memo proposes constructing facilities for up to 47,000 people each at two sites in California — Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Southern California and the former Naval Weapons Station Concord in northern California. It proposes studying the possibility of housing migrants at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., as well.The memo recommends Navy Secretary Richard Spencer approve the plans. It estimates the Navy would spend about $233 million to construct and operate a facility for 25,000 people for a six-month period. Last week On Base reported that the Trump administration is planning to house up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on military installations following a request from the Department of Health and Human Services to have facilities available as early as July.last_img read more

Shah Rukh not interested is it the end of the Don franchise

first_imgShah Rukh Khan in the Don series.Social media went berserk ever since the news of Shah Rukh Khan opting out of Don 3 made its way to the platforms. Other established names like – Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Vicky Kaushal started floating around as the probable heroes if Shah Rukh finally decides to opt out. However, let us burst your bubble. It seems that the Don franchise has come to an end as there might not be any more movies in the series.Yes, you read that right. As per a report in Deccan Chronicle, Shah Rukh Khan is not interested in being a part of the franchise anymore and hence Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar might not make Don 3 after all. The report further states Farhan Akhtar doesn’t have a script doesn’t have a plot and the news of other actors taking over the series is absolutely baseless.Farhan Akhtar is currently busy with the shooting of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Toofan, where he would be seen playing a boxer. Apart from that, he has just finished the shooting of The Sky is Pink with Priyanka Chopra. Moreover, it has almost been a decade since Farhan last directed a film and since he is busy with his own acting and movies, the idea and plot for Don 3 has not even crossed his mind.Handsome hunk Farhan Akhtar and his gorgeous girlfriend Shibani Dandekar have been painting the town red with their public display of affection. While their Instagram is filled with lovey-dovey photos, the couple can’t seem to stop talking about each other even in interviews. Farhan, who was earlier married to Adhuna Bhabani and has two children, wasn’t earlier very open about sharing his personal life on social platforms. Hence, his family is finding it hard to adjust to his recent behaviour.last_img read more